OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Health has named Christopher Mitchell as its new director of physician recruitment.
In this position, Mitchell will develop and implement strategies that assist in retaining and attracting new physicians to the health system.
In recent years, Oswego Health through its renewed physician recruitment program has welcomed physicians in specialties needed within the community, including otolaryngology, orthopedics, general surgery and primary care, to name a few.
Mitchell arrives at Oswego Health with experience to continue the recruitment of exceptional physicians to Oswego County.
He most recently worked in similar positions in both the greater Washington D.C. area and in southeast Virginia.
In his most recent position, as director of program management and business development for a multi-specialty medical group, he assisted in the recruitment of more than 30 physicians.
Mitchell previously served as the manager of patient care for surgical services at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughter, which is the largest children’s hospital in Virginia.
At the 206-bed hospital, he oversaw a $26 million budget and was also responsible for his department’s strategic planning, as well as other business-related duties.
Mitchell has also worked for the fourth largest health system in Virginia, the Bon Secours Virginia Health System, where he served as the lead analyst for service line strategic planning.
“I have worked almost exclusively with physician services, ranging from the overall practice management of hospital-based groups to the financial and business management of departmental performance,” Mitchell said. “I feel my greatest accomplishment has been my ability to develop strong and meaningful relationships with the medical staff and key stakeholders.”
Mitchell earned his undergraduate degree from SUNY-Oswego and his masters of business administration from Union Graduate College, which offers a unique MBA program that specializes in healthcare.
There are only 28 colleges in the country offering this program that is accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education.
Mitchell, an Oswego native, said the position gives an opportunity to return home and work in an exciting job his chosen field.
“I see this as an opportunity to make an impact on my home community, using my vast experience and my personal knowledge of the Oswego service area,” he said. “Oswego Health has invested and developed many resources to attract exceptional physicians to the community and I am proud to become a part of this growth.”